Entry fees are non-refundable.
Entries must be submitted online, paid in full and physical copies delivered to 24 7th Avenue, Parktown north, 2193 by Thursday 23 August 2019 to avoid a 10% late fee. Value-added tax of 15% is payable and charged on entries.
Categories are only eligible for South African non-English languages. All entries must be at least 70% in either Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiNdebele, siSwati, Xitsonga, Tshivenda, Setswana, Sepedi or Sesotho. All entries must come with an English translation.
Students may only enter in the student category. Where possible, student work should be submitted by the School/College/University, rather than directly by the student.
All categories are single entries, unless otherwise stated. For example, Posters must be entered individually, not several as one (1) entry. If in the opinion of the jury, several pieces constitute a campaign, then these entries will be combined into one campaign award.
Please check the ‘Preparation Guidelines’ for each category for detailed information on what formats to use when submitting your entries.
Please check the ‘Rules’ to ensure your entry is eligible.
Digital & Interactive Communication
Radio & Audio
Outdoor & Out-of-Home
Prestigious Umpetha Award
The gold winners of all work in all the categories, with the exception of students, are considered for this award. The winner of the Prestigious Umpetha Award receives:
An overseas study tour to the value of R100 000 (valid only in 2020),
The Pendoring Prestigious Umpetha trophy and a certificate.
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